Canon 50D Samples

First published on: Monday, 29 June 2009

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Canon EOS 50D, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

This should help in determining if the image quality of the 50D meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Canon 50D DSLR owners and users are shooting with their camera.

Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.

Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Recent updates

Here’s a stunning landscape image of the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia, photographed by “tropicaLiving” with a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens plus Lee 0.6 and 0.9 graduated filters.

Enjoy this magnificent series of swans and other birds by Ben Egbert, photographed with the EF 500/4L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Telephoto Converter Accessory on the EOS 50D.

Karl Gnter Wnsch mounted a Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO Macro Lens on the Canon 50D to shoot a close-up photo of two insects doing their thing.
Tokina 100mm plus Canon 50D insect close-up photo by  Karl Gnter Wnsch

Beautiful architecture / landscape / reflection photo by Martin Pot — Lens used was the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Ultra-Wide.

Canon 50D plus EF-S 10-22mm architecture / landscape / reflection photo by Martin Pot
(credit: Martin Pot — click to view blog post with the larger photo)

Canon 50D plus Canon 400mm f5.6L bird photos from East Texas — Features Juvenile Cardinal, Female Indigo Bunting, Male Indigo Bunting, Swallow-tailed Kite, Great Egret, Assorted Waders and Canyon Towee.

Two photos of Gorillas at the Wild Animal Park, San Diego

Larry_H mounted a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Lens on the 50D to shoot these images.

Andy Sobanski shares some bug macros taken with his new lens

Nice pics, all taken with the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Visit Andy’s Macro gallery for more images.

Full-resolution 50D Sample Images at DC.Watch (Google’s English translation)

Full-resolution Canon EOS 50D plus Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM Sample Images

A nice variety of photos (taken with a Sigma 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DC IF SLD Optical Stabilized (OS) Lens with Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)) can be found here, ranging from landscapes / scenics to macros / close-ups of flowers for your evaluation.

I find the bokeh to be very pleasing.

Moon shot

Nice’n sharp 100% crop of a Canon 50D plus EF-S 18-200mm IS photo shared by VTS on DPReview.

Birds, in flight and otherwise, by Abby with the 400/5.6L

Abby used the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM for this series of bird photos.

The finch image shows off the nice bokeh on this lens, while this photo of a flying night heron highlights the tracking capabilities of the 50D.

Central Park birds by Charles Chessler

Charles Chessler used the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM for this series of bird photos.

Reach was enhanced using a 1.4X TC, possibly the Canon EF 1.4X II Extender.

The following birds were featured in the post:

  1. Pine Warbler.

  2. Black Crowned Night Heron.

  3. American Robin.

  4. Downy Woodpecker.

More birds by Ben Egbert

Ben Egbert shared some bird photos in a forum post.

All the images were shot with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Super Telephoto plus 1.4X tele-converter combo which was mounted on the 50D.

The following birds were featured:

  1. Great Blue Heron.

  2. Red-winged Blackbird.

  3. Sandhill Crane.

The 500/4L’s magnificent bokeh is evident on this image of a sandhill crane in flight.

EOS 50D Samples by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

There are some nice photos in this gallery, and Vidar has also penned extensive notes comparing the 50D to the 40D in the gallery description.

Official Canon 50D Gallery: Four full-sized image samples

The ISO 1600 image has had a Level 4 noise reduction applied to it, according to the EXIF. I have to say, looking at the photo at 100%, that the image looks extremely clean, and don’t forget this is coming from a 15 MP APS-C sensor!

Resized official samples on

The following were taken with the co-announced Canon 18-200mm IS lens.

  1. Palm tree.

  2. At the beach — shot wide-open at 18mm.

  3. Flower closeup at 200mm.

  4. 4WD vehicle on a dirt road.

  5. Interior shot at 18mm.

  6. Palm fruits.

  7. Air balloon.

  8. Black and white sample.

The following were taken with the Canon 10-22mm lens.

  1. Aquarium tunnel, taken at ISO 1600, 10mm focal length.

  2. Spinning Funfair Merry-Go-Round at 10mm.

The following were taken with the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens.

  1. Coconut on the beach

  2. A bride in wedding gown.

Night portrait, photographed with a Canon 17-55mm lens.

A man and a boy — taken with the EF 200mm f/2L lens.

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